News-Antique.com - Oct 22,2015 - Having bought his first waterway book in the 1950s ‘The Wanderings of the Beetle’ (1885) as a teenager, he has been avidly collecting ever since. Resulting in one of the biggest inland waterways libraries in the country and it is this collection that will available at Chiswick Auctions on 4th November.
It was the acquisition of Charles Hadfield’s waterway collection in the 1970s which instigated Mark’s ascent into the world of more serious collecting, as it vastly extended his own collection and gave him the impetus to build one of his own. This was facilitated by becoming a book-seller in 1978, part-time at first before progressing to full-time in 1986. In between this time, Mark became an author, publishing the first comprehensive bibliography on British canals, in addition, he has also gone onto lecture on the subject.
Available in the auction will be a strong canal book collection featuring incredible material from not just the United Kingdom but around the world. With over 1000 items across over 200 lots, the sale is set to be an exciting one.
There are lots of ways you can bid. Visiting our saleroom at 1 Colville Road, Chiswick W3 8BL, in person is always an exciting experience but if you cannot make it, then you can bid online from your computer via saleroom.com. For added convenience, you can also request a telephone bid, or indeed leave a commission bid prior to the sale.
The items will be available to view on Sunday 1st from 12 - 6pm, Monday 2nd from 10am - 6pm, Tuesday 3rd from 10am – 6pm and on Wednesday 4th before the sale starts from 10am – 1pm. This is a chance to come and take a closer look at the collection in full.
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Chiswick Auctions, based in West London, was established over 20 years ago and has 14 specialist departments as well as hosting weekly general sales. Successfully selling antiques, it also auctions a variety of modern items and designer goods. Chiswick Auctions is located within easy access from central London. The address is 1 Colville Road, London W3 8BL.
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